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SFGTV
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
today's announcement. my name is adrian, i'm with immigrant affairs. let me first start by introducing the other partners for today's initiative lunch. first of all, the san francisco foundation, dr. sandra hernandez and tessa rivera, [speaker not understood], senior program officer for immigrant rights and integration, walter and alise fund, also known as the haase senior fund. pam david, the wallace alexander gabode foundation, stacey ma and thomas, concerned with immigrants and refugees represented today by felicia barto, deputy director. also present today are commissioner canali vice-chair of the san francisco immigrant rights commission, city librarian, luis herrera, [speaker not understood], and clementine of the african advocacy network. so, let me provide first of all just a little bit of background on the initiative. in 2008 while serving as city administrator, mayor ed lee created the office of civic engagement and immigrant affairs, one of the first such offices in the nation. the intention was to better communicate with and engage our city residents while providing opportu
SFGTV2
Aug 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
immigration founded here just a few blocks away. that what matters is we have a mare that understands the issues a nearest and dear it to us and that's immigration reform. since it's inception we've gotten over 20 visas alone and the feeling is we have a shortage on green talent when we need to go through the steps we need to go through and for the tech community we're focused on opening up our technical school to the global community. we're in a talent war along with a state war on services gov. and anything we can help to create change here means so much to us. we have the mayor who can creative impact so we stand behind mayor ed lee and we're thrilled he's here. i'm so excited to here what he is has to say. thank you (clapping) >> julia and kevin a thank you for being subpoena great community leaders were we're going to have a robust town meeting this is being live for my radio program. we like to let people know in advance. i'm going to ask a few questions then we're going to open it up to you for the awe loltd time we have. so with that we're going to start. welcome t
SFGTV2
Aug 16, 2013 11:30pm PDT
. and that's why we need immigration reform. we also need to make sure we bring some path of citizenship to all those that are living in the shadows as we have been a sanctuary city. we need everybody to be full participants, and that's what we're doing today. so, again, i want to thank sandra. i want to thank annie, i want to thank all the community groups that are standing behind us, people that we'll work with to help us be the successful city that we always feel we are, but we want to get more out of our citizens than just living and enjoying life here. we have to participate in the fullest way and this is what's going to make our city even more successful. thank you very much for participating here today. (applause) >> thank you, mayor lee. we would not get all these things done in san francisco without the leadership and support of the san francisco board of supervisors. and supervisor david chiu is a former criminal prosecutor, civil rights, and immigration attorney, technology, entrepreneur, senate judiciary aid, and democratic council. he's done a lot of things in his life. he's
SFGTV2
Aug 19, 2013 11:30am PDT
competition and so i have this commercial in their head. all those comments immigrants are lazy and taking our jobs. imagine the same comments have been made as each immigration wave like the italians and now the mexicans but somehow they've contributed to society and we're growing because when you take a diversity of ideas they don't take your jobs. somebody said that the way we have today, the system we have a help wanted sign on one side and on the other side we have a bored with guns. >> let me build on that then because again, the vote in the senate is happening we believe it's going to be successful. the real battle is in the house. so let's talk about the battle in the house. without naming names a group of 80 executives met with the house and quote we're going to take care of you high terence votes but who cares who picks the strawberries. well, i like strawberries i don't see a lot of american born folks who pick strawberries. we do care we want to see expensive immigration remorseful for all of americans and all americans. so as we go to the house side and why don't we start with
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 8:00pm EDT
immigration has become a burning public policy issue in washington. for the first time in decades the united states is considering a major reform in the way that it deals with immigrants. the ensuing debate and the possibility of reform is welcome but the fact is politicians are arriving very late to this issue. and that is because in this country there has long been a wide gap between restrictive laws and the reality of immigration. there is a gap that reflects the economic and social fact that there are millions of americans and millions of immigrants from mexico and elsewhere who wish to work together in this country and engage in peaceful voluntary exchange but are not legally allowed to do so. and that inconsistency has produced a lot of the problems associated with illegal immigration. many serious problems and some imagined. the prospects of reform have also stimulated the debate about economic and cultural issues surrounding immigration and its impact and it's a debate that cuts across party lines and it's one that has generated a lot of of -- how would a possible legalization
SFGTV
Aug 22, 2013 6:30am PDT
get everyone through the immigration process so that they don't have to ever fear that they are not part of our body fabric, our city fabric, who we are as americans. and, so, i'm delighted to be part of this conversation and i'm delighted to represent a board of supervisors that has stood repeatedly for the idea that regardless of your citizenship you deserve a spot in san francisco. i serve on a board where over half of us are the sons and daughters, the grand sons and granddaughters of immigrants. we have immigrants on our board of supervisors and the last thing i'll just mention is regardless of how long your family has been here, at some point in your lineage, you came to this country, you came to this state, you came to san francisco, and part of what we're seeing today is we all deserve to be here. we deserve to make san francisco and america great. thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you, supervisor. many of you may not know that over 35% of san francisco small businesses are owned by and operated by immigrants today. our next speaker is a real role model for many of us
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 11:00pm EDT
impressed me. i think it's something that impresses all immigrants to this country. and we remain grateful to those who offered a helping hand and a warm smile. repeatedly, when i was reading a piece in the "the wall street journal" written by governor jeb bush, i thought of my family's journey out of the ghetto. he said "today the sad real city if you're born poor, if you're parents didn't go to college, if you don't know your father, and if english is not spoken at home, then the odds are stacked against you. you are more likely to stay poor today than at any other time since world war ii." what struck me about governor bush's piece was that all except one of his prerequisite for being condemned forest fire poverty applied to me. fortunately i know my father. but i was born poor. my parents didn't go to college, and english was not and still is not spoken at home. the odds were stacked against me. so like barack obama has been eager to harp on the odds for political purposes, in the narrative he has been pedaling for the four to five years. the little people at the bottom of the
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 6:00pm EDT
voted so that individuals can make determinations for themselves. >> quick pivot to immigration. the house has not acted on an immigration reform bill. there is talk of a republican version of the dream act. it seems by looking at your website that you do not support going into conference with the senate no matter what. would you keep vote any immigration bill that will lead to any conference? >> we have not announced any yet. in this environment right now it is very difficult to handle immigration the way we should be by saying we need to keep the border secure. we also have a gigantic and balance. all of the questions do not require amnesty. you get all the economic benefits that people talk about without necessarily giving amnesty at this time. that is the position we support. this is dissipated over the last couple of weeks and months. it will be very difficult to get away from the senate bill. >> it will be better for them not to act on immigration and this environment. the american people have a lot of concerns right now. unemployment is out of control. there are some pretty se
ABC
Aug 19, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the state capitol to protect illegal immigrants from a scam sweeping the country. >> how much some are paying for false promise of becoming legal. >> and couples struggling to have a baby finding support online. >> the lake takes center stage. big names coming out >>> parents having a child is just a gift and a blessing in life that can make life fulfilling. >> some couples not able to conceive have reached out to kindness of strangers for help. >> michael fin gee wheer a twoift a tragedy. >> there is no doubt bit. couples raising money online to help pay for treatments. treatments that you may know can run into the tens of thousands of dollars. this couple were first blaming themselves, but realized with help their dream child can turn into a reality. they turned to crowd source funding. now a web site you caring.com allows users to raise money for all kinds of costs. >> at first i did start to feel broken. work sog i must be broken people that have a lot of love for us shared inside please help them. we want them to have a baby. >> it's an option for moms and moms that are strugg
SFGTV2
Aug 14, 2013 9:30pm PDT
foundation. richard whipple, the office of immigration and civic engagement affairs. (applause) >> [speaker not understood] rodriguez sack burn of grant makers concerned with immigrants and refugees. (applause) >> and as always, the excellent team from sfgovtv and mayor lee's communications team. thank you very much. the mayor will now take a few questions. (applause) >> i don't have violet's energy. [laughter] >> >> any questions about our initiative here? >> [speaker not understood] about what this means to you? >> well, in many ways, certainly for my life, having been the son of immigrant parents, i knew that they were very focused on being citizens because they wanted to get fear out of the way when they were adjusting. to me, i think that's been the story of so many of my clients when i was an attorney at the asian law caucus for a number of years that, as i serviced seniors and people living in low-income housing, oftentimes they wouldn't even want to use the legal process because of their fears. they didn't know what would be behind each door. and even speaking to an att
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
of of american show -- americans believe the immigration should cut off military aid. we want to get your thoughts on this. republicans -- send us a tweet @cspanwj. you can also e-mail us, journal@c-span.org. we will begin with josh rogan who broke the story. he is our senior correspondent on the phone. is headline in your piece the obama administration secretly suspended military aid to egypt. how did you find this out? the primary source was senator patrick leahy, he is the chairman of the state and foreign appropriations subcommittee. i asked a lot of people what was going on with this $1.3 billion of u.s. military aid to egypt. their understanding was that it had been halted. i investigated a little bit further and what i found was that the administration's review of military aid is ongoing. they are going through a broad review of the entire u.s. egypt relationship. they decided not to disburse most forms of the military aid, with some exceptions this was a -- with some to exceptions. despite the fact that the administration is determined that -- if that sounds at the mouthf
SFGTV2
Aug 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
but to the immigrants and american born. so i'm going to begin with the butterfly love song. long before shakespeare wrote this there's a famous chinese leniently who are forces to separate and die of traffic circumstances and return to life as butterflies. from that legion there's a chinese melody that originated from all the women in 1923 and that chinese melody later became the theme for the butterflies violin concerto. i honor this from china representing the generation of my grand parents who were chinese immigrants in the united states. i trofrm this in an expression of my own. >> don't confuse me. (clapping). ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in ma ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in (clapping) >> after my father died in a two airplane collision over the grand canyon my mom had to singularly raise my sister and me and rogers and hammer stevens you'll never walk alone it has carried me throughout my whole life. i recovered the meaning of you'll never what can alone when i was for church services at a black church. the firs
CNN
Aug 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
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CSPAN
Aug 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
astonishing is how a lot of our immigration policy makes it easier for national security threats to exist, makes it easier for these problems to grow in a lot of cases increase the ability of the national security threats in these opponents of liberty across the world to more exploit their advantages by taking advantage of american immigration law. one modern example of this is in 2010 there were about a dozen some always arrested in mexico. there were rumors that they were aimed members of the al-shabaab militia which is an islamist terrorist militia based in somali. the mexican authorities in their incompetence release them early without any kind of records. there was a big for of a better word freak out in the american media. these guys are deftly coming here and coming to the united states. they're going to wreak havoc and as a result border patrol and these people were eventually apprehended or they faded away and nothing happened but the point is because american immigration enforcement because our immigration laws are so focused on keeping people out for economic reasons or for any
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
immigration, if you wanted to come to the united states and clean a hotel room or work in a service sector that is not agriculture, there is no way for you to come to this country to work. there is especially no way for you to stay. we do not have a visa category that addresses these people. while we do have an agriculture program, it is small and difficult to use and many employers do not use it. in california they say that 70% of agriculture workers are here illegally and only 4% of the total population are using the while we haveram. an ag program, the program is not functioning right now and we do not have one to address these other low- skilled categories, so there is no way for them to come legally under the current system. host: gramm, michigan, mary, go ahead. caller: good morning, i just wanted to say several things. one, people do not understand that the obama care is directly related to what is going to happen if immigration passes. what is going to happen is americans are going to be forced to be covered by obama care, whereas the bill as it stands now, illegals will not be cov
CBS
Aug 18, 2013 8:30am PDT
immigration. do either of you think there's going to be an immigration reform bill of substance during this session in i know you have a new approach you're talking about but what do you think chances are of getting something passd? >>. >> i think there are good possibilities that we can reform what is a broken immigration system. we are a nation of immigrants, there's not a person watching your program who's a u.s. citizen who can't go back a few generations and find somebody who came to this country to better their lives for their nation and family. we're not seeing enforcement of our current immigration laws so enforcement has to take place first. >> schieffer: but you have to figure out something to do with these 11 million people that are already here. what are you going to do with them? >> well, first, i think you have to assure there's not going to be another wave of illegal immigration. that was the big criticism of the 1986 law. they gave an easy pathway to citizenship to nearly three million people and then they said we're going to secure the border, we're going to hav
FOX Business
Aug 14, 2013 11:00pm EDT
them legal, make u rich. to hear white house tell it, we fix immigration, we fix the economy and create millions of jobs then the economy is off to the rac. joining hadley. you are not buying this ing thia argument? >> it is correct more immigration increasing labor suly. that is good for the economy and economic growth. but this issue of immigration does n operate in a vacuum, there are many other issues at work, if we create morel more eligiblability, there are that is not good for the economy there are different principles at work. neil: if you are going to pitch this, that is the way to pitch it, it is good for you, be for this, what do you think? >> a problem we have in this country is social security, ratio workers to retirees has fallen in 1950 there were 16 workers for every one retiree now 3orkers for every one retiree, we have an aging population, we need young workers, immigrants and undocumented immigrants are from 18 to 35 years old,hey come here to work not live off the state. we need to embrace them, say we need these people for program like social security to work
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 8:00am PDT
budget, immigration, the debt, you name it, energy. we have all of these momentous challenges ahead and this poisons the water even more. it is bad politics for the republican party because tom coburn has joined the whacko fashion and that is one of the reasons they lost in 2012. a lot of my friend said i don't think obama has done a good job. i like mitt romney personally but he seems to be controlled by the whackos, the crazy people in his party. >> governor, how does that happen? how -- if this is true, if tom coburn has fallen under the spell of the crazies, how does a guy like that fall under said spell? >> because if you hear it all around you, it takes a great deal of personal strength to say no. as john mccain did when that woman in 2008 said that barack obama was a muslim. it takes some strength. tom coburn has been a guy that has always shown that strength. he said have said to these people, look, folks no impeachable offenses. the president hasn't broken the law. let's talk about real things. let's talk about republican policy because that is how we are going to win in 2014 a
FOX News
Aug 17, 2013 9:00am PDT
spent on hotel for illegal immigrants? still to come, why border patrol agents put people up who cross illegally in hotels. more and more people living under someone else's roof these days. what is keeping more adults from stepping out on their own? how it could impact you a your family. hey linda! what are you guys doing? having some fiber! with new phillips' fiber good gummies. they're fruity delicious! just two gummies have 4 grams of fiber! to help support gularity! i want some... [ woman ] hop on over! [ marge ] fiber the fun way, from phillips'. ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. need a little kick? uh-oguess what day it is!is?? huh...anybody? julie! hey...guess what day it is?? ah come on, i know you can hear me. mike mike mike mike mike... what day is it mike? ha ha ha ha ha ha! leslie, guess what today is? it's hump day. whoot whoot! ronny, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? i'd sa
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2013 2:00pm EDT
medical center, but brand new to the united states because we serve so many immigrants here, so many refugees here. the first person who they get to see generally is clara. as a volunteer. as a volunteer who spends hours and hours and hours at this center doing all the right things and making people feel at ease when they come in for the services. she's a smiling face, she's very energetic. she doesn't speak the 40 or 50 languages that come in here -- [laughter] but she speaks the most important human language which is a language of welcome, and she does that excellently and with style and with grace. clara's family just walked into the room so that they could celebrate with her, and clara, i think you had a couple of wards that you wanted to say as well? and then senator cardin is going to present you with your -- >> [inaudible] >> in fact, why don't you take my seat. [background sounds] >> wow. [laughter] thank you. just a few words, i won't keep you long. thank you for the honor. it has been a privilege to be on the board of trustees of baltimore medical system. but i must thank m
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
unique from other countries in the world supporting the immigrants now no other country even comes close. but looking to the future, it's going to be a different picture demographically. this doesn't mean everybody is when to have great economic opportunity in the future. we don't know where that will be and everything will be important in shaping that economic future of hitting it will also be important to see how a young people today come of age and so when you ask us to take a look at the future, i think there's a tremendous number of opportunities, a tremendous number of challenges as well. i think everything you said it plays into shaping that america for the future which will be different than we see today. >> great comment. lisa? >> i have a whole list. [laughter] first full employment would be awesome and 50 years to be about to say that we started somewhere in the 2020's mabey. we worked on this. you know, i just want to also talk about the fact we are in the house of labor and, you know, there's been a long history of pacific islanders in the history in the labour movemen
SFGTV2
Aug 18, 2013 9:30pm PDT
background. he was on a bus. he went to immigration service. he was on a bus. he was taken to tijuana and released. no lawyer in that process. every religion that i'm familiar with teaches that things like that are not the right way to go and we do have public officials who are happy to mention their own religion and i get a kick out of it and check their voting record because on this issue and on your issue, they are part of the problem. who are they? they are your friends. they are the people you like. they like environmental things, other things. these things i tried to talk to them and so have others much more powerful than i am. he was in mexico for 3 months. he had a mental breakdown. he thought he was dead. to check if he was dead he stepped out in front of a trick and the truck missed him. and his mother went day in and day out to check the bodies in tijuana and finally he wondered back and finally the lawyers at a c l u, made a case t . the government was unrepent ant. the best way to do is go to the place and look at the people and be a voice coming out as best you can and say t
SFGTV
Aug 15, 2013 9:30am PDT
, in fact, over 160 years ago, this was the embarkation point for thousands of immigrants, particularly the first asian immigrants to this very spot. and i think it's very, very special that we are rededicating it as a community space. it takes a village for us to build a park and i want to very much add the thanks to the so many city staff that came together who monique and mayor lee have already mentioned, but i want to thank in particular the port for your leadership over the many years, all the departments, mayor lee. i also want to thank an agency that i had the pleasure of serving on that many members of the public don't know much about, the bcdc, the bacon certification development commission. (applause) >> thank you, bcdc. so, those of you who don't know, bcdc is the commission that is responsible for protecting the bay, protecting the access of the public to the bay, protecting the fact that our bay had for many decades until bcdc came along, been encroached by developments that not everyone thought was appropriate. and i think it's so special that we are focused today on makin
FOX
Aug 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
they're calling on congress to pass immigration reform. >> i want to give back. i believe in 100% of what this country stands for. >> the ad features an undocumented immigrant there who came to this country with illegal immigrants for parents. he has been unable to join the military due to his immigration status. >>> more than a thousand immigration supporters march in bakers film. the. bakers field. the congressman is the target. >>> a program to protect santa rosa athletes from concussions is under way. they were supposed to go through baseline concussion testing. it's now delayed because there's a shortage of qualified trainers who to monitor that program. if an athlete had an injury, a trainer could test that person and then compare the results with the baseline exam to determine if the person had a concussion. >>> later on today more than 150 children in san francisco will receive free clothing passes and back to school supplies. they're hosting this annual give away for low income families on mission street. >>> ktvu has a special back to school section, you can find informatio
NBC
Aug 20, 2013 12:00pm EDT
mostly central american immigrants. the heroin was probably funneled from mexico or columbia. her death was between 10:00 and 12:00 last night. that puts her flying in within 24 hours of that. should be a piece of cake. never thought i'd get tired of looking at women. that seed... pitaya fruit. native to central america. dragon fruit. wanna see what it looks like? (logan) that could be our girl. can you give us an id on this woman here? sure. station 16920... (logan) hairline's right. so are the ears. (barek) kerri livanski. cleveland. arrived on flight 980 from guatemala city. (deakins) a medical student. yeah, she was in guatemala for a month on a tourist visa. the last time her parents heard from her was the day she was coming home. guatemala's a major trans-shipment point for columbian heroin. she might not have been the only mule on that plane. well, there probably would have been a chaperone keeping an eye on them. someone they used before. check the flight manifest. see who's been racking up some frequent flier miles. (yolanda) no, i didn't see her on the plane. (barek) wel
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 10:35am EDT
about those with you, but i would like to mainly have my remarks about comprehensive immigration reform. as you know i'm a the u.s. senate passed a comprehensive -- as you know, the u.s. senate passed a conference of bill that passed by a majority in the u.s. senate, and now it is up to the u.s. house of representatives. and i believe that this legislation is not perfect. i do not think that any legislation that is a series of compromises that need to be made is perfect, but i also would submit to you that this microphone is provided to you by the democratic national committee. [laughter] so there are a few fundamentals of this issue that i would like to point out. one is that we now have, for better or worse, 11 million people who are residing in this country illegally. many of them have come here recently. the large majority of them have been here for a long time. i do not believe that any of us think we're going going to round up 11 million people and send them back to wherever they came from. [applause] next thing you know, somebody is going to start booing, so please [laughter] don
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 10:00am EDT
country than it is today because we've seen over the last 20 years large inflows of immigrants, and it's likely there's more immigrants coming to the united states, which, of course, makes the united states unique and different from other countries in the world, the 40 million immigrants now, and no other country comes close, but i -- looking to the future, it's going to be a very different picture demographically. that doesn't mean, of course, everybody's going to have great economic opportunity in the future. we don't know where all of that will be, and everything you mentioned are going to be important parts in shaping that economic future. there's also importance to see how young people today come of age and what type of economy they come of age in. when you ask us to look to the future, there's a tremendous number of opportunities -- a tremendous number of challenges as well, and i think everything you said here, of course, plays into shaping america for the future, which will be a very different country than what we see today. >> all right, great comments, lisa, would you like
SFGTV
Aug 20, 2013 5:30am PDT
waterfront and the city. as was mentioned, 9 the waterfront was the place asian immigration came to the united states and the california gold rush certainly brought a steady influx of asian american laborers who helped to build the infrastructure of this country, including our railroads. on june 23rd, 1877, a huge mob attacked chinese businesses here and headed for the local symbol of chinese immigration, the pacific mall wharf where we stand today. they tried to burn the beer, but failed. i think it's important that we recognize and remember our history because as we move forward, as we celebrate our victories, our progress, it's really important to remember those that came before us and the history that was here today. but most importantly, i'm here to celebrate this open space, will be an incredibly important addition and resource for our families, our kids, our seniors who want to encourage to continue to stay here in san francisco and be a part of this thriving, vibrant neighborhood and community. but again, i'm most grateful for the fact to work with residents who are so engaged,
SFGTV
Aug 18, 2013 2:30pm PDT
, it is the only option for indocumented residence, even passing the immigration requirement in congress, under the current proposal, undocumented residents are being intentionally left out of accessing health care, and having access to health care is a human right. as a city that is strong to have equality for all, please show this regulates to how we treat san francisco residents health care. >> thank you. i just want to note for the audience, we want to move the meeting along, to i would ask that you refrain from applause, you can do hand signals if you want, but we want to make sure we respect your time and we give everyone an opportunity to speak, so thank you very much for your patience, go ahead. >> hi, supervisor, my name is susan fang, i'm a health policy [inaudible] with the chinese progressive association, i was also born and raised in san francisco, i'm currently a medical student, so you know, i'm really proud that san francisco, having been born and raised here, that san francisco has taken leadership to making health care accessible to everyone and achieve health
CBS
Aug 23, 2013 1:35am PDT
on juries, but they passed assembly bill 1401 allowing lawful permanent immigrants to become jurors as well. all these new jurors would be chosen from dmv records. >> we can't vote. if you have opinions on these kinds of things, it is good your words are heard. ingly would be interested if my english was good enough. >> reporter: the bill would increase the number of candidates and immigrants sometimes make grate jurors. >> immigrants are proud to serve. less likely to try to come up with excuses. >> reporter: on the other hand, immigrants may struggle to understand american culture and concepts like guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. >> people would be able to quickly and ready grasp the concepts. >> reporter: if the bill passes, california would be the first in the country to allow noncitizens to serve as jurors in courthouses like this one. the bill heads to the desk of governor brown for consideration. >> the critics of the bill says there is no shortage of jurors. they don't need this. this system just needs revamping to make people show up. >>> when the new bay bridge opens in
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 6:00am EDT
question is about immigration reform. i saw in the new yorker yesterday that said people in michigan will have a hard time this season picking apple crops because they will not have enough migrant workers. i was wondering if you would support a bill from the senate or something different to get immigration reform passed? >> i would not support the senate bill, but i would support immigration reform. it has to have border security, which includes dealing with over stays the some people overstay their visas, you need to have a better legal immigration system so people can come here and become president legally or come here to find work legally. currently, it is hard to come to the u.s. whether it is as a guest worker or if you want to become a resident. it is difficult. we need to improve that system. that is where we tend to get a lot of push back. a lot of democratic colleagues do not want to improve the legal system. they are interested in approving citizenship, but not the legal immigration system. i think the legal immigration system would help with border security. you will likel
FOX
Aug 23, 2013 5:00am EDT
immigrant. i'm very clear about where i came from, who i was and who i am. i'm very much an american. my formative years were spent here. i met most of the people that matter to me here, minus my family. most of my work has been done in this country. but i know that i wasn't born here and i know that my development is shaped by the immigration experience, by the experience of growing up in a country that did not have the kind of freedoms we enjoy here at this sort of political and business freedom. >> and what immigration has meant to america, among those who say is a proud part of the development and evolution of this country is something that we essentially must cherish and preserve. i'm passionate about. it very divisive. just the fundamental notion of the melting pot, bringing people that have the ambition and drive to better themselves, better their fate, better their children's fate and pay back to the country that welcomes them is fundamental to who i am and i feel it is critical parker does not lose that. >> rose: in the process, not only doing well for themselves bu
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
, health care, immigration reform, it is all on the table for members of congress. what is your message to them? greensboro, n.c., what do you think? >> i am calling about the town hall -- caller: i am calling about the town hall meeting that was played just prior to ,washington journal" coming on and it looked like a representative was playing to the fears of the people in the audience. i am sure that he knew what they were saying, but he was just giving vague information. one person stood up and said that his -- he took his son to the hospital because his son was beaten by a dog and he talked to different people at the hospital and the comment was, get rid of the federal government. instead of the representative addressing his concern, it did not make sense. like anperson, look elderly gentleman, said he was in favor shutting down the government's. does he realize that he is receiving any kind of social security benefits or medicare that that would be shut down, too? the representative did not explain it to him. republicans just look like they're playing into the fears of the people in t
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2013 2:00pm EDT
the march on washington to run millions of working families of all hues, genders, an immigrant status are struggling to find decent jobs and wages that can support and sustain themselves and their families. they want an economic model of shared prosperity for all. 50 years since the march on washington, working families including our veterans still need active and decent and affordable housing. 50 years after the march on washington our families and communities still want access to quality public education for all our children. and 50 years ago, the march call for a massive federal work and training program, and today, we still need massive investment in our infrastructure. 50 years ago the march called for an increase in the minimum- wage. that is our call today. think about it, 50 years ago on washington, we heard the cries of freedom. and today, we still hear those cries, sisters and brothers. we have a cry for freedom from voter suppression, freedom for marriage equality, freedom to come out of the shadows and contribute and live the american dream, and freedom to walk down
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2013 12:00pm EDT
issues and we have an investment not only in cases like this one, but comprehensive immigration reform in access to health care. all of these are lgbt issues because people look like the rest of the country. we shouldn't get so into our silo that we forget that. >> there's something about being a minority and you know you will always be a minority. as a lesbian woman, very few women are and the important and constructive thing for me in this case as a plaintiff was recognizing how much struggle and how hard it is to be different all the time. but in my ability to understand and to be compassionate was greatly increased by this struggle. and i think that we were standing on martin luther king's shoulders and rosa parks and cesar chavez and so many others had tried so hard to make that point that it's not okay for me to be treated differently than anybody else in this work group. if you could grasp all the civil rights movements over the decades that we are just a thought on this line and now lesbian, gay, transgendered people brought their days in court and said we don't want to be trea
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
a town hall meeting together, and he has been consistently in support of comprehensive immigration reform and we've grown. whether it's valledo in california or webster, we've seen increasing support. there are many other members of the republican caucus ready to vote. look, the question isn't whether or not there are 218 votes. maybe not the senate bill but for comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship and a broad pathway to legalization. that exists. this new rule, there's 234 republicans, 118 members have to first agree before 435 of us can vote? that's pretty antidemocratic, but as you suggest, i'm going to be out in virginia in goodlets district this coming sunday. i'll be with keith ellis in minnesota. the movement out there is growing. it's strong. it's broad. and it's very deep. and it's not going to take no for an answer. >>> congresswoman castor also mentioned that business is weighing in. in full transparency i have to say i work for a company that is very much in favor of comprehensive immigration ref m reform. to have seasonal jobs, this isn't weig
CNN
Aug 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
months ago. that is martin to the right. >>> one city's plan to attract more immigrants. st. louis, missouri has far fewer immigrants than other u.s. cities, but a program is trying to change that. tom foreman reports. >> reporter: frozen yogurt is a hot commodity among the summer heat of st. louis, and nobody is happier about that that be jason jan. when he came from malaysia 15 years ago, he hoped to open a business, and now he has a string of places like this, and nothing but praise for his adopted home. >> great city to raise my kids, and most importantly, it has been very immigrant friendly. >> reporter: that is a message local leaders are desperate to get out, since a study found this city lags far behind in attracting immigrants. component in the mosaic project, a plan to make this area much more inviting to immigrants. >> st. louis wants to be a welcoming community and that's what we're going to do. >> our goal is to be one of the top ten cities of america in terms of increase of population in foreign born residents by 2020. >> reporter: so they're helping immigrants to con
ABC
Aug 18, 2013 8:00am PDT
. >> reporter: still unsure whether to join president obama on immigration reform. is it trying to redefine itself for 2016? is it a healthy debate? >> it's hard for the libertarian to make the establishment happy and vice versa. welcome to politics. it's a tough business. >> reporter: there's no shortage of republican conditioneds, and that makes it harder to resolve the ideological divide. >> and we are joined by the man who's got the job of bringing the gop together. mr. chairman, thanks for joining us. i want to start off by showing this big story in politico called eve of destruction. ominous headline. went on to say it's almost impossible to find an establishment republican who's not downright morose about 2013 that has been and about to be. most dance around it in public, but it's a year that's a disaster in the making even if most elected republicans don't know it or admit it. your response? >> first of all -- hi. >> you got it in, okay. >> listen. and if you saw the next few politico articles, you saw articles just yesterday about the peace and actually detente on the repu
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